About Merco

Merco History

  • In the late 1940's Mr. Judson Coates wanted to develop a tubular infra-red or radiant heater. In conjunction with H.A.Merrick, Mr. Coates spent a long period of development until the early 1950's when the Merco heat tube, as it is known today, was developed to a production stage. The name Merco was derived from the names, Merrick & Coates, MerCo.
  • ‚Äč1950-1957 Several co's started bearing the Merco name.
  • 1956 Merco Products was formed in Eugene, OR for the purpose of selling food service equipment and farm & industrial heaters.
  • 1957 Merco moved into a building on Bethel Dr in Eugene.
  • 1959 Merco started own manufacturing.
  • 1960 The building was moved across the street to 1298 Bethel Dr. Several additions and remodels to the original building were made over the years.
  • 1982 Merged into ALCO Foodservice Equipment Co.
  • 1985 Acquired by the Welbilt Corp.
  • 1994 Moved into the Savory plant in Lakewood, NJ.
  • 1998 Moved to Ft Wayne, IN to the Lincoln plant.
  • 2012 Moved to Mt. Pleasant, MI to the Delfield plant.
  • 2016 Moved to Shreveport, LA to Frymaster plant. 

Welbilt – global leaders

Welbilt, Inc. develops, produces and sells world-leading solutions in the foodservice equipment sector.

Offering you an unrivalled understanding of the customer and industry combined with comprehensive kitchen systems, culinary expertise and first-class customer service. Globally and locally. With business operations in America, Europe and Asia, Welbilt supplies leading brands such as Cleveland, Convotherm®, Crem, Delfield®, Fitkitchen®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln®, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®.

You can find out more about Welbilt, and how our leading brands could help you from our website: You can also find details here of our regional and local offices.

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